Obama briefed on US MERS cases, White House says

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May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has been briefed by his advisers on the two confirmed US cases of the deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

May 13, 2014

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has been briefed by his advisers on the two confirmed US cases of the deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

"The president has been briefed on this development," Carney told reporters. "The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is taking the current situation very seriously and is working in close coordination with local health authorities," Carney said.


Courtesy: Reuters

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